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Poster: banditos33 Date: Oct 8, 2009 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Roger Daltry non dead

I have never seen the Who and Roger is coming to Charlotte. Has anyone on here seen him lately. This show has the makings of blowing.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Oct 8, 2009 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

last time I saw them was in 2004 and he sounded good then.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 8, 2009 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

Is it Roger does Pete? or Roger does Roger? If he is doing solo stuff then ,well its your call. If he's doing Pete material then should be cool. But still Who material w/o Pete kinda seems an "iffy" proposistion to me.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Oct 8, 2009 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

To be fair, Townshend has had many supporting guitar players backing him up, and though he's an amazing rhythm player, he's not really the best lead player. Daltrey's solo stuff is marginal at best. The set list looks to be mostly Who music, so I'd say Go For It!

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/09/08/roger-daltrey-promises-new-takes-on-who-tracks-on-fall-solo-tour/

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 8, 2009 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

i did like the Daltrey sings Townsend that was done w/ a symphony some time ago. Of course the highlight for me was when Pete came out at the end for Behind Blue Eyes (I think?). Although The Who-> have been a central point of my love for music (even more than the Dead) I never looked at Pete as the end all be all for guitarist as I do Garcia.
I never been able to put ny finger on it really, Alot probably has to do w/ equal parts Quadraphenia and Tommy with a healthy dose of plain old teen angst. Even at 45 I still fell that when I listen to their (pete really) music.
Would I go ? You Better You Bet!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Oct 8, 2009 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

Judging from TV performances I've seen the last few years, Roger's voice- like those of many of his rock peers from the 60s and 70s - is a raspy husk of what it once was. I ain't hatin', I'm just sayin'. I'd just put a sixer on ice and crank up "Live at Leeds" instead.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 8, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

If you've never seen them, then I would. They are major rock history, and when I saw them a couple of years ago in Seattle, they were into putting out the energy and the show was great. Shit, look at the diff in Jerry's and Bob's voices that we've accepted over the years.

This advice does not come with a money-back guarantee. :)

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Poster: BVD Date: Oct 8, 2009 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

Saw The Who for the first time ever a few yrs back...06,07?and they were great. Saw them in Reno and tix were surprisingly easy to get. Ended up w/3rd row center! Cool seeing Ringo's kid playing drums. Really kicked ass. I'd say go and have a good time

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Oct 8, 2009 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Roger Daltry non dead

I saw The Who in the tour supporting The Endless Wire. I've seen them about a dozen times previously, starting in '82 or so. I believe that Roger had the quintessential Rock and Roll voice. I believe also that he's maintained his instrument far better than those peers of his who've spent a large amount of their time in full on scream mode. Think Robert Plant. Plant won't even tour to support Zeppelin any more, because he knows he cannot handle it. At least that's what I've heard. His stuff with Allison Kraus has been really good though.

Meanwhile, back to the subject at hand. Roger is great. IMHO, the Who were a collection of fine instruments put together by an amazing puppet master. Townshend, a true genius, orchestrated everything, and used each component to support his vision of what the music should be. Not to detract from Entwhistle, Daltrey, Moon, or any of their replacements (Kenny Jones, Pino Paladino, Zac Starkey, etc), but there's no denying who the creative force was.